Our Mission

Our mission is to provide educational advancement, leadership development, and research opportunities to advance the safety, health, and environmental profession

Chartered in 1990 by the ASSE Board of Directors, the Foundation exists to provide programs and opportunities to advance the safety profession. The ASSE Foundation leads the safety profession on research initiatives that benefit the global community, while also providing educational opportunities, leadership development, and financial resources to benefit safety students and professionals.

Join us as we stake out our place in the culture of safety, placing the safety community at the crossroads of healthy workers and a flourishing environment.

We do this because safety matters, and no one knows that better than you.

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See What We Do

It is only because of the generosity of our partners in safety that we are able to provide such amazing resources to members of our community. We are proud to share our numerous accomplishments with our supporters and are committed to open, honest transparency about what each dollar so graciously given can provide. We welcome you to see what you’ve helped us perform over the years and know you will see great value in your partnership with us.

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The Foundation’s shield is more than just a bright, eye-catching logo. It’s a symbol of what the Foundation stands for, our work, and our mission. Take an in-depth look at our logo, what it means, and how it represents everything the Foundation and the safety community works to achieve.

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Who We Are

The Foundation's Board of Trustees stems from multiple industries including construction, insurance, manufacturing, and higher education. With a vast array of expertise and years of experience at its disposal, the Board envisions and follows through with plans that affect every aspect of safety.

CHAIR
David T. Crowley, CSP, CHMM
Senior EHS Director
HP Hood LLC

VICE CHAIR
Linda M. Tapp, CSP
President
SafetyFUNdamentals

TRUSTEE
Bradley C. Barber, CSP
Corporate Vice President
Parsons Corporation

TRUSTEE
Brian E. Breider, CSP, ARM
Occupational Safety
Mayo Clinic Systems Quality Office

TRUSTEE
Donny Burke, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Program Director, Advanced Safety Engineering and Management
University of Alabama

TRUSTEE
Jan Simon Clark, CSP, CIH
Risk Team Lead
Chevron Pipe Line Company

TRUSTEE
Trish Ennis, MS, CSP, ARM, CRIS
Senior Loss Control Consultant
Holmes Murphy

TRUSTEE
James A. Merendino, CSP
VP and General Manager
Liberty Mutual Insurance

TRUSTEE
Cece Weldon, CSP, ARM, CHST, STSC
Vice President, Corporate SH&E – Management Solutions
AECOM

PAST CHAIR
Darryl C. Hill, Ph.D., CSP
Senior Vice President, Safety
FirstGroup America, Inc.

SECRETARY & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dennis Hudson, J.D.
Executive Director and Secretary
American Society of Safety Engineers

DIRECTOR, FOUNDATION
Mary C. Goranson
American Society of Safety Engineers

PROGRAMS AND DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
Brenda Kay Zylstra
American Society of Safety Engineers

DEVELOPMENT & PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
Matthew Sells
American Society of Safety Engineers

DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
Willy Medina
American Society of Safety Engineers